Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland

trucks line up at gates at Oakland port
25 Aug 2015
The Port of Oakland’s announcement last week that it intends to open its terminal gates an extra day each week demonstrates two hard, cold facts about U.S. port operations in this era of big ships. The traditional menu of five weekday gates each week is no longer adequate to handle today’s cargo volumes, but extra gates cost money, and someone — often the shipper — has to pick up the tab.
21 Aug 2015
The Port of Oakland “strongly supports” its marine terminals’ plans for Saturday truck gate operations but has two big concerns,Chris Lytle, port executive director, told the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.
19 Aug 2015
Oakland port terminals plan to subsidize Saturday operation of truck gates by imposing a weekday gate fee modeled on one pioneered by the decade-old PierPass program in Southern California.
14 Aug 2015
Containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles dropped 1.5 percent year-over-year in July, with a 16.4 percent drop in loaded export containers accounting for much of that decline.
14 Aug 2015
Imports at the Port of Oakland were up for the fifth consecutive month in July, which is good and bad news for the port, which has struggled to find enough hands to meet its growing demand in recent months.
24 Jul 2015
Two months after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract was approved by the membership of the union and the Pacific Maritime Association, the Port of Oakland is a mess, with an acute shortage of labor causing extensive delays for truckers and shippers, resulting in cargo diversions to Southern California.
23 Jul 2015
California port executives Thursday urged key legislative representatives meeting in Oakland to invest in the state’s priority trade corridors to stem the loss of cargo to competing North American ports.
14 Jul 2015
The Port of Oakland in June recorded its fourth straight month of growth in containerized imports since the signing of a tentative coastwide longshore contract in late February. Imports should continue to increase through the busy peak-shipping season in late summer to fall.
07 Jul 2015
Skilled longshoremen are not showing up for work in the numbers they should be at the Port of Oakland, contributing to vessel backlogs and longer truck turn times, president of the Pacific Maritime Association said.
APL container ship docked at Port of Oakland, June 2015
07 Jul 2015
APL announced Monday that its PA2 service from North Asia will skip calls to the Port of Oakland through the end of July because of the port’s congestion problems.
06 Jul 2015
A dockworker labor shortage at the Port of Oakland that is frustrating shippers and carriers is expected to continue into August, threatening the peak-shipping season, even though the registration of 100 new longshoremen is underway.
29 Jun 2015
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners Monday approved a $470 million fiscal year 2016 budget that will fund the continued development of logistics center aimed at boosting container volume at adjacent marine terminals, and other port productivity initiatives.